LHHATL Star Karen King’s Ex Has More to Say
Karen’s past romance with Lyndon Baines Smith ended with arrests and he claims her sons beat and kidnapped him at their mother’s request.
In the interview with Camper, Karen King’s ex describes meeting Karen in 1991, after he finished a three-year stint in prison on a drug charge. “I went to my old neighborhood [in California],” Smith explains, “went to my old homeboys, just trying to get an update on what’s going on in the streets and whatnot.” A friend introduced Lyndon to Karen; “to my surprise,” he said, “she let me stay with her ’till I got on my feet, and, to my surprise, she let me stay with her….I didn’t have anywhere to go.”
Smith further explained that he felt like he “owed” Karen for her generosity. Before long, the two “wound up” together, and Sas–whose full name is Lyndon Alique Smith–was born. (Sas’ birthday, according to his father, is June 2nd, 1993.) Though Sas was Karen and Lyndon’s only child, Lyndon states that Karen had two children from earlier relationships: Will Robinson (Scrapp DeLeon), who was born in 1991, and an older child, whose name is not given in the interview, but who was “seventeen or eighteen” when Sas was born, meaning Karen King’s oldest son was born in 1975 or 76.
As far as what happened between Karen and Lyndon to set things off? “A lot went wrong,” Lyndon claims. “When I met [Karen], I started selling drugs again….I started transporting drugs back and forth from Alabama to California,” which meant “big money: hundreds of thousands of dollars, I was making.” At this point, Karen’s “treacherous nature” began to show itself: she was my girl, so she was the last person I suspected” of the near-constant break-ins that began occurring at Lyndon’s house. In one of those break-ins, Lyndon was robbed of $187,000–but didn’t yet have any evidence to connect the loss with his girlfriend.
Karen covered her tracks, though, by lavishing gifts on Lyndon. He goes on to describe an incident that started to reveal “her true nature”: Karen, possibly suspicious that Lyndon was suspicious of her motives, took his credit information–which, as Lyndon points out, was already fake–and “worked it” so that she could surprise him with a brand-new Lexus. The new car, and the means that Karen used to obtain it, set off alarm bells for Lyndon.
Check out the interview below: